Today's News

  • Cannelton girls 0-2 in tourney

    FRENCH LICK - Cannelton had problems with its decision-making on offense as the Bulldogs lost both their games in Springs Valley's girls basketball tourney Saturday.

    The Bulldogs fell to the host team 67-28 in the first round of the four-team tourney and to Trinity Lutheran 55-25 in the consolation game.

    In the first game "we were not patient and did not have good ball control," said Cannelton Coach Jeff Miller.

    In the consolation game Cannelton trailed only 24-16 at halftime.

  • Bezy hits free throws to hold off Cannelton

    WASHINGTON - Matt Bezy hit seven clutch free throws in the final 53 seconds as Washington Catholic beat Cannelton 77-70 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Bulldogs trailed only 68-66 with 0:53 left when they fouled Bezy to put the 5-foot-9 senior guard on the line.

    He hit both free throws and then stole Cannelton's inbound pass.

    He was fouled again and hit 1 of 2 free throws to put the Cardinals up 71-66.

    After a Cannelton miss, Bezy was fouled again and hit 1 of 2 free throws to increase the Cardinals' lead to 72-66.

  • TC also crushes Eagles

    TELL CITY - Even if one had not seen any of Evansville Day's lopsided scores, watching the winless Eagles struggle to hit half their layups in warm-ups would have indicated they were in for a long night against Tell City in boys basketball Tuesday.

    The Eagles, with both their seniors - including their best player - still sidelined, hit just 15.6 percent from the field and lost to the Marksmen 72-21.

    It could have been worse. The Marksmen did not press at all but Day School still committed 23 turnovers.

  • PC routs Eagles 89-11

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central used its speed and superior athletic ability to dominate Evansville Day 89-11 in boys basketball Saturday.

    The Commodores pressed the Eagles for the first few minutes and ran off 21 straight points.

    The Commodores forced 37 turnovers fro the game, with 29 of them coming on steals. Wes Linette led them with seven steals.

    They Central hit 77.4 percent from the field for the game.

  • Tell City wins 6-team round-robin tourney

    TELL CITY - Six Tell City wrestlers each went 5-0 as the Marksmen won their own six-team round-robin wrestling tourney Saturday.

    Tell City beat Wood Memorial 65-11, North Posey 42-34, Mitchell 69-7, Floyd Central 63-18, and Heritage Hills 49-27.

    "We wrestled a lot better than we had been," said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland. "North Posey was pretty stout, but against them we wrestled about as well as we can except for one weight class.

    "We had seven pins against Heritage Hills. That was a big key, as close as that match was."

  • Local author doesn't let MS stop her dreams

    TELL CITY - When Carolyn Reynolds was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in March of 1997, she didn't know it would lead her to become a published author and editor of an online magazine.

    At that time, Reynolds said the diagnosis was "out of left field" and she didn't know where she'd be because she didn't know much about MS. Reynolds and her husband, Roger, didn't even find out the correct diagnosis until five years after symptoms started to show.

  • Tell City, Leopold parades canceled by rainy weather

    PERRY COUNTY - A third consecutive rainy Sunday prompted the cancellation of Christmas parades in Tell City and Leopold. Neither parade will be rescheduled. Tell City's parade was originally scheduled for Nov. 25 and was rescheduled twice.

    Organizers of Leopold's parade, also washed out on its original Dec. 2 date, hoped to hold their event last Sunday, but it rained again.

  • County's jobless rate drops by .2%

    TELL CITY - Perry County's jobless rate dropped to 3.6 percent in October, the latest figures from Indiana Workforce Development show, down from 3.8 percent in September and well below the state and national averages.

    An estimated 345 men and women among the county's 9,578-person work force were out of work during the month, ranking the county 74th in the state. Neighboring Spencer County had a 3.5-percent unemployment rate, ranking it 77th in the state. Dubois County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state during October, at 2.7 percent.

  • Retired educator continues to give back to community

    MAGNET - Since Bob Ramsbottom came to Perry County nearly 40 years ago, the community has benefited from the various programs he's contributed to.

    Originally from Missouri, Ramsbottom started teaching at Perry Central Community School in 1968 as a physical- and health-education teacher and later became the school's athletic director. During his tenure at Perry Central, he coached football for the junior-high and high-school teams, coached track and even helped create a track event for elementary students.

  • It Must Have been the Mistletoe!

    Parasitic woodland plant found in treetops has intrigued humankind for millennia

    Ancient Druids judged the sprigs of greenery to be sacred gifts and wonders of the earth. During of the Middle Ages, families rich and poor gathered it from forests and hung balls of it from ceilings and barn doors. Far closer to our own times, Barbra Streisand sang about the plant's impact on us, crediting it for stoking the fires of love. What plant can boast such a hallowed history? Mistletoe, of course. Or, as Streisand declared in her 2001 tune, "It must have been the mistletoe."